That pedal steel, man…
There’s just something about hearing the nostalgic whine of a great pedal steel in a sad country song, one that makes you want to crack open a beer just to cry in it. I mean, that’s the good stuff right there.
But in Muscadine Bloodline‘s new song, “No, Pedal Steel,” they’re waving the white flag and begging for mercy after the instrument brings back painful memories of a lost love:
“No, pedal steel
Don’t wanna feel
As lonely as I do now
Cuz I’d lose my mind
In three quarter time
High on that lonesome sound
Now that she’s gone
I’ve lived ’em all
I’ll burn that old jukebox down
Cuz your melody makes her memory so real
No, pedal steel”
The song also delivers a pedal steel guitar solo for the ages: And like a past love that’s still preying on your mind, it’s impossible to resist no matter how haunting it is.
The song was written by Adam Hood and Brent Cobb alongside the guys of Muscadine Bloodline, Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton. And it’s the latest song to drop from their upcoming album, Dispatch to 16th Ave, after releasing the title track as well as “Dyin’ for a Livin’” last year.
The album drops February 4th, so we don’t have much longer to wait – which is a good thing, because if the rest of the album brings as much heat as the first three songs we’ve heard, I need to hear it ASAP.